Archive for June, 2009

Crosman Nitro Piston

Monday, June 22nd, 2009
Crosman is stepping up their level in airgunning with the new Nitro Piston line of airguns. Replacing the coil spring with a gas-ram piston, the vibration and noise are greatly reduced, making for a quiet and smooth firing break-barrel airgun.


The Crosman Nitro Piston airgun is available in .177 or .22 caliber with two stock colors available in either caliber. The stock colors available are:

Carbon Fiber

Digital Camo

The stock design is comfortable for either right or left handed shooters, and the shrouded barrel serves two purposes as a cocking aid and a noise reduction device. Included with the Nitro Piston rifle is a Centerpoint scope and mounts.

Crosman has been doing an exceptional job with creating affordable airguns in categories which were previously dominated by expensive options. If you were thinking about getting a gas ram airgun, the Nitro Piston line is not only affordable, but seems to be an excellent value for the investment.

Introducing the first member of the Royale family…the FX Royale 400!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Q: What do you get when two leading designers put their heads together on one project?
A: One amazing airgun!

The FX Royale 400 is built by FX Airguns in Sweden. Fredrik Axelsson is both the owner and designer of FX, and he pooled the knowledge of Ben Taylor in the making of the Royale series. Ben Taylor is the man who started and designed the Theoben rifles many years ago. He has since gained years of knowledge and experience in custom valving and precharged design. Combine that with FX’s leading designs, and you have one very nice airgun.

Here’s a quick rundown of the features:

  • Removable 400cc Bottle
  • Quick Fill Adaptor
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Side Lever Cocking Arm
  • 12-Shot Magazine (16 in .177)
  • Integral Barrel Shroud
  • Thumbhole Stock in Walnut or Synthetic
  • Adjustable Butt Pad
  • 2-Stage Adjustable Trigger

Many of these features are available on other rifles in production, but with the Royale, the words “Best available” should be inserted before each feature. This rifle is extremely nice, and a superb value for the money. But what of performance? Here is some of our test results:

  • 35+ ft/lbs in .22 caliber
  • 60 shots per fill in .22 caliber
  • 1/2 inch groups at 50 yards

For more information on the FX Royale 400, click here!